Gas Fireplace Inserts Recalled by Jotul North America Due to Electrical Shock and Burn Hazards
Recall Date: December 4, 2012
Recall Number: 13-055
Washington, DC - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Jotul GI 450 DV II, Jotul GI 450 DV II TSI, Scan 45i, Scan 45i TSI
Hazard: The fireplace insert’s electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Jotul North America; at (800) 797-5912, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.jotul.com and click on Consumer Bulletin for more information.
Units: About 1,200 in the United States and 50 in Canada
Description: This recall involves four models of Jotul and Scan brand gas fireplace inserts. These inserts fit into existing vented fireplaces providing a variety of fireplace effects fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. The fireplace inserts are cast iron or steel and have a glass front, ceramic fiber logs, a gas burner and an electrical cord. They measure about 17 inches by 32 inches. The model and serial numbers are located on a metal rating plate inside the bottom front panel of the fireplace insert.
Jotul GI 450 DVII
30001 through 31056
Jotul GI 450 DV TSI
1001 through 1182
Scan 45i TSI
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an electric shock and burn injury with the recalled fireplace inserts.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled gas fireplace inserts before checking the unit’s model and serial numbers. Contact the store where purchased or Jotul directly to schedule a free repair.
Sold at: Independent specialty fireplace and stove stores nationwide and in Canada from June 2010 through September 2012 for about $2,200.
Manufacturer: Jotul North America, of Gorham, Maine
Manufactured in: United States
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1735
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1st 2012
JØTUL INTRODUCES AN EFFICIENT ADVANCEMENT IN GAS FIREPLACE IGNITION TECHNOLOGY
Gorham, ME- Jøtul North America has unveiled TruStart Ignition™, an efficient innovation in gas fireplace technology. The company has integrated this technology into multiple gas fireplace models and calculates that their new advancement can potentially save consumers up to 25% in fuel costs per burn season.
The technology behind TruStart Ignition™ combines the fuel conserving gas Intermittent Pilot Ignition system with Jøtul’s exclusive Draw Collar Technology (DCT). The Draw Collar is a fully integrated component designed to induce draft during cold start-up conditions. With the use of the fully integrated Draw Collar, customers will be able to use their gas insert in IPI mode year round versus running the unit in standing pilot / CPI mode during the cold winter months, saving potentially hundreds in fuel costs. TruStart Ignition™ is now available as the standard ignition system on the Jøtul GI 450 DVII TSI Katahdin and the Scan 45i models. For more information about TruStart Ignition™, please visit the TruStart Ignition™ section of the Jotul.us website.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCES a New Patent Pending TOP LOADING WOOD STOVE Technology
GORHAM, Maine (October 14, 2010) - Jøtul North America (Jøtul NA) has released its newest product, the
Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley top loading wood stove. Recipient of a 2010 Maine Technology Institute Seed Grant, The Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley was recognized for its innovative patent protected top loading mechanism. Boasting an overall 84% energy efficiency, and EPA certified low 2.84 grams/hr emission; the Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley is the perfect house heater for those cold winter months.
“The unique top load mechanism of the F 50 TL Rangeley makes it unlike any other top load stove available” notes Tim Gerencer, Jøtul North America Wood Project Manager. “Along with its unique design, the F 50 TL Rangeley also burns extremely efficiently and produces about 60% less emissions than the EPA standard”
The Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley allows the convenience of top loading in a non-catalytic, clean burning stove. Minimal moving parts and single handle operation make the Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley durable and easy to use.
The Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley will be offered with a choice of either steel or cast iron sides. Additional options also include a convection blower, screen for open door fire viewing, and outside air kit. Also because of the nature of the top load operation, the stove will also come with 2 long stove gloves.
The Jøtul F 50 TL Rangeley wood stove has a BTU output of 70,000 BTU/hr and a heating capacity of up to 2,000 square feet.
JOTUL F 50 TL Rangeley Specifications
· BTUs: 70,000 BTU/hr
· Heating capacity: 2,000 sq. ft.
· Efficiency: 84%
· Emissions: 2.84 grams/hr
· Burn time: up to 8 hrs
· Log Length: 18” (20” when front loading)
Jøtul Stoves Qualify for IRS Energy Efficiency Tax Credit
GORHAM, Maine (June 3, 2009)– The IRS released its guidelines today for the tax credit for purchasing energy efficient stoves qualifying the majority of Jøtul wood stoves and inserts for the credit.
The tax credit is part of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Act and is retroactive to wood stoves and inserts purchased anytime in the calendar year of 2009 as well as throughout 2010. The new provisions provide a 30% tax credit, up to $1,500, for the purchase of a 75%-efficient biomass-burning stove as measured using a lower heating value. Taxpayers who purchase a qualified stove in 2009 or 2010 will receive the credit at tax time.
“This tax credit comes at the perfect time – when people are trying to make their homes more energy efficient and less reliant on foreign oil, but are having difficulty making the transition due to the economy,” notes Bret Watson, president, Jøtul North America. “This credit basically gives 30% off the purchase price of the stoves – up to $1,500 – making them much more affordable to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to consider this option. Not only will taxpayers save money now through the tax credit, but they will save money on their heating bills in the years to come by buying these energy efficient stoves.”
The Jøtul wood stoves and inserts that qualify for the tax credit are: F 50 TL, F 100, F 118, F 602, F 3 CB, F 400, F 500, F 600, 350, C 450, and C 550. Jøtul will provide a certification statement on all qualified stoves for taxpayers to use as proof of the stove’s qualification for the tax credit.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA PROMOTES PAUL HAROLDSON TO VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
GORHAM, Maine – Jøtul North America has promoted Paul Haroldsen to vice- president - finance. Haroldsen has been with the company for eight years serving previously as controller. In his new position, Haroldsen will be responsible for managing the finance and customer service functions of the company. During his time at Jøtul, Haroldsen helped strengthen the company’s financial and competitive positions by leading efforts to streamline the accounting and inventory systems.
“Paul has been essential in creating and supporting new lean accounting and lean manufacturing improvements that have enabled Jøtul to continue to succeed and grow despite the current economy,” notes Bret Watson, president of Jøtul North America. “We are very fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to his continued contributions to Jøtul in his new position.”
Haroldsen received his accounting degree at Husson College in Maine and his MBA at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He currently lives in Kennebunk.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
GORHAM, Maine – Jøtul North America was one of six companies to receive Maine’s 2009 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence on April 17 for its dedication to its employees, community, and excellence in manufacturing. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Governor Baldacci with this award,” notes Bret Watson, president of Jøtul North America. “We are dedicated to having a company that is a premier place to work, a good neighbor to the community, and a successful manufacturer of top quality wood and gas stoves, inserts, and fireplaces.
The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence is administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The award recognizes Maine companies that demonstrate a high level of commitment to their community, employees, and to manufacturing or service excellence. Jøtul North America employs over 80 people. It earned first place in the small to medium sized company (fewer than 250 employees) category in the Best Place to Work in Maine in 2008, by the Best Companies Group (BCG), which was formed to identify and recognize companies nationwide.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICAN EARNS TOP HONOR FOR BEST PLACE TO WORK IN MAINE
GORHAM, Maine (October 20, 2008) - Jøtul North America earned first place in the small to medium sized company (fewer than 250 employees) category in the Best Place to Work in Maine 2008. The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, was conducted in early June to all registered companies in Maine. The results of the scientifically validated survey incorporate a company’s employee benefits and policies as well as responses from the company’s employees.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA INVITES PUBLIC TO HOME HEATING WITH WOOD DISCOVERY COURSE
GORHAM Maine (September 3, 2008) - Jøtul North America invites the public to attend and participate in a short course focused on cutting fuel expenses this winter by heating with wood. Home Heating with Wood, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Saturday, September 20, from 9 am to 11 am, at Jøtul’s North American headquarters (55 Hutcherson Dr, Gorham, ME 04038).
The Jøtul team will be answering questions about burning wood for heat. Also they will be demonstrating best practices and discussing these topics:
- Tips and Techniques" Proper fire lighting, the benefits of burning seasoned wood and the importance of proper air flow
- Transforming Your Fireplace" Turning your low efficiency masonry or factory-built fireplace into an efficient heat source
- Benefits of Zone Heating” How zone heating can help you control high home heating bills
What to expect
Jøtul will be sharing its knowledge with the community because this winter is going to be challenging. The information being shared will benefit the experienced and first time wood burner.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA WINS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE VESTA AWARD
GORHAM, Maine (March 31, 2008) - Jøtul North America has won its fourth consecutive VESTA Award, the hearth product industry’s top design and technology recognition. This year’s VESTA, for “Gas Stove or Insert,” was presented to Jøtul for its GF 370, a contemporary gas stove. Jøtul’s GZ 650, a modern gas fireplace, was also recognized by the industry as a VESTA Award Finalist in the “Gas Fireplace” category. The VESTA awards were recently presented in Atlanta, GA, at the 2008 HPBA Expo, the world’s largest indoor/outdoor living show.
Jøtul Recognized by SafetyWorks!
GORHAM, Maine (March 25, 2008) – The SafetyWorks! Program of the Maine Department of Labor last Thursday recognized Jøtul North America (Jøtul NA) for its efforts in providing a safe and healthy work environment. At a ceremony hosted at the company’s Gorham facility, Department of Labor officials presented the company with a Safety and Health Award Recognition Program (SHARP) certificate of achievement.
JØTUL NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCES TWO GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS, THE JØTUL GI 350 DV AND THE JØTUL GI 550 DV
GORHAM, Maine (September 12, 2007) - Jøtul North America (Jøtul NA) has released its newest products, two gas fireplace inserts – Jøtul GI 350 DV and the Jøtul GI 550 DV. Fitting into conventional open masonry fireplaces, these models command attention with their structural beauty. They immediately transform conventional masonry fireplaces into clean burning and extremely efficient heaters. These gas insert compliment the company’s existing line-up of gas inserts, offering a range of BTU’s from 14,000 to 38,000.
Ratos new main owner of Jøtul
- Ratos is acquiring 62.5% of
- the Norwegian wood burning stove and fireplace manufacturer Jøtul
- Ratos's investment amounts to approximately NOK 235m
- Jøtul's previous main owner, Accent Equity, will stay on with a 22.5% stake in the company
- Jøtul, which is Scandinavia's leading manufacturer of wood-burning stoves, reported pro forma EBITDA of NOK 90m in 2005 on sales of approximately NOK 775m
Established in 1853, Jøtul has shown strong growth during the past ten years, with average annual sales growth of 10%. The company's products are sold around the world, primarily through specialty stores, but in some markets also through the do-it-yourself trade. Jøtul's market share in Scandinavia is roughly 25%, while its global market share is just under 10%. The company has production plants in Norway, Denmark, the USA and France. In all, Jøtul has 740 employees in six countries.
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Jøtul North America Wood Stove earns Hearth product industry’s top Design Award. Jøtul C 350 wood stove and the Jøtul GI 550 DV gas insert are finalists.
GORHAM, Maine – “Hearth &Home Magazine” recently presented Jøtul North America with its Vesta Award for the Jøtul F 370 wood stove. The Jøtul F 370 wood stove was judged best among all entries in the Wood Stoves and Inserts category. The Vesta Awards were presented March 10, 2006, during the 2006 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo held in Salt Lake City.
Read more here
Jøtul acquires the Danish stove and fireplace manufacturer SCAN
Jøtul AS has made an agreement to acquire the companies that manufacture and distribute stove and fireplace products under the trademarks SCAN, SCAN DSA, SCAN Andersen and KAWANI steel chimneys from the Danish Krog Iversen family. The acquisition will strengthen Jøtul’s position as one of the leading global players within its business.
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CPSC, Jøtul North America Announce Recall to Repair Liquid Propane Fueled Stoves
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Jøtul Gas-Fired Stoves
Units: About 3,200
Manufacturer: Jøtul North America, of Portland, Maine
Hazard: Movement or misplacement of the stove's burner can allow propane gas to settle in the heater, resulting in delayed ignition. The delayed ignition could shatter the door glass and pose a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Jøtul has received six reports of delayed ignition resulting in glass breakage. One laceration injury has been reported.
Description: The recall involves two Jøtul models of gas-fired stoves - the GF 100 DV II Nordic QT and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer. The stoves are fueled with liquid propane (LP) gas. The model number (either GF 100 DV II or GF 200 DV II) can be found on the metal rating plate attached to the back of the stove.
Sold at: Dealers and distributors of Jøtul products nationwide sold the GF 100 DV II Nordic QT model for about $1,100 and the GF 200 DV II Lillehammer model for about $1,300 from June 2004 through early April 2005.
Assembled in: Portland, Maine
Manufactured in: Norway (cast iron components)
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their LP fueled stoves immediately, shut off the gas supply and contact their Jøtul dealers to make arrangements for a free repair. Consumers with recalled units are being personally contacted by dealers who sold the products. Consumers who think that they have recalled units and who have not yet been contacted, should call their dealer for information.
Consumer Contact: For assistance in turning off the gas and arranging for a free repair, consumers should contact their dealer from whom they purchased the stove or their local liquid propane (LP) gas provider. For additional information, consumers also can contact Jøtul toll-free at (877) 451-1048 extension 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log onto the Jøtul Web site at www.jotulflame.com
Wood Burning Stoves Recalled by SCAN Andersen Due to Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: SCAN Andersen 10 Wood Burning Stove
Units: About 200
Importer: Jotul North America, of Gorham, Maine
Manufacturer: Jøtul AS, Fredrikstad, Norway
Hazard: The stove’s door can dislodge and fall from its hinges, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported to the firm including one report of a bruised foot.
Description: The recalled SCAN Andersen 10 wood burning stoves have serial numbers from 7951 through 8267. The serial number is printed on
a label applied to the rear panel of the stove. These units are freestanding, black, cast iron stoves with a single front load door with glass pane. Dimensions are 35”H x 26 2/8” W x 16” D.
Sold at: Company dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada from March, 2009 to February, 2010. Manufactured in: Norway
Remedy: Consumers should contact their dealer for a hinge replacement kit and to arrange for a free professional installation.
Consumer Contact: For more information contact Jotul North America at (800) 797-5912, ext. 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx